Sunday, February 27, 2011

Another World is Possible

Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo”,
Dipartimento di Scienze della Comunicazione
Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e Fondamenti
APhEx, Analytical and Philosophical Explanations,

With the patronage of:
Icephy, Interuniversitary Center of research in Philosohpy and
Foundations of Physics
Y.E.A.S., Young European Association of Sciences,
SILFS, Italian Society for Logic and Philosophy of Science,

The University of Urbino, APhEx (Analytical and Philosophical
Explanation) and Y.E.A.S. (Young
European Association of Sciences) are pleased to announce:

“Another World is Possible”.
Conference on David Lewis

Dates: June 16-18, 2011

Venue: University of Urbino, Italy
PALAZZO ALBANI, Via Timoteo Viti, 10
Room B3, “Clemente XI”

Call for Papers

The impact of David Lewis on contemporary philosophy is still tangible, ten years after his premature departure. The conference intends to discuss Lewis’ long- lasting contribution in the fields of logic and metaphysics, with particular focus on the nature of modality, his views on possible worlds, counterfactuals, causation, and convention. We also wish to provide a setting for young philosophers and logicians to present topics related to Lewis’ philosophy and discuss the state of art of his legacy in the contemporary philosophical debate.

Keynote Speakers

Andrea Bottani (University of Bergamo)
Sonia Roca-Royes (University of Stirling)
John Collins (Columbia University)
John Divers (University of Leeds)
Vincenzo Fano (University of Urbino)

Submission details

We invite all scholars working in Lewisian philosophy to submit an abstract on one of the following topics:

1) Convention
2) Mereology, properties, and persistence
3) Counterfactuals
4) Modality and Possible worlds
5) Causality and Time

Please submit abstracts in English and prepared for blind-review, of no more than 500 words, in either .pdf, .doc, or .rtf format. Submissions must be sent by email attachment to the organising committee at by March 1, 2011. An acknowledgment of reception will be sent.

Please specify on a separate page name, affiliation, e-mail address, and the session in which the
paper is to be presented. Successful applicants will be notified by April 1, 2011.

Registration Fees

25 euro: B.A., M.A. and PhD students
50 euro: non-students

Please note: the conference fee does not include accommodation. Information regarding accommodation will be provided on the conference website and at the registration desk. Unfortunately we are unable to offer travel grants.

Key Dates

1 March 2011: Deadline for the submission of abstracts
1 April 2011: Notification of acceptance
June 16, 2011 : Registration

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